Movies that make me cry...by Ruby_Tuesday79 | created - 15 Dec 2011 | updated - 12 Jan 2012 | Public
A collection of films that make me get a little emotional every time I watch them...
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1. My Girl (1991)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.
Votes: 61,500 | Gross: $59.85M
Thomas J. and the bees plus Vada's poem at the end.
2. Beaches (1988)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Votes: 19,955 | Gross: $57.04M
3. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Votes: 259,986 | Gross: $78.62M
A lot of people hate the ending - it IS in fact a little stupid, but still makes me sob
4. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Votes: 78,262 | Gross: $107.53M
When Dottie visits the Baseball Hall of Fame.
5. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Votes: 100,521 | Gross: $31.97M
Scene with Sera and the College Boys, Ending
6. Am I Beautiful? (1998)
117 min | Comedy, Drama
German people having trouble with love and identity.
When Elke talks about her wedding gone wrong
7. Dead Man Walking (1995)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.
Votes: 78,296 | Gross: $39.39M
8. Frankie Starlight (1995)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, War
This is a story of a man (Walker), suffering from dwarfism, who writes an autobiographical account of his life. In flashbacks, we see how he was conceived to a woman (Parillaud) at the end ... See full summary »
Votes: 784 | Gross: $0.08M
9. Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)
126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Borka and his band and Mattis's band of robbers are rivals. Birk, his parents and their band live in the wild in Mattisforrest. They move in to Metis-stronghold, which belonged to his ... See full summary »
When Mattis visits Ronja
10. Downfall (2004)
R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
Votes: 278,396 | Gross: $5.51M
Magda Goebbels kills her children
11. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend.
Votes: 41,332 | Gross: $129.80M
12. Terms of Endearment (1983)
PG | 132 min | Comedy, Drama
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems.
Votes: 45,089 | Gross: $108.42M
Emma says Goodbye to her children
13. Poltergeist (1982)
PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.
Votes: 118,748 | Gross: $76.61M
When Diane feels the spirit of her daughter "walk through her".
14. Enemy Mine (1985)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually, he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting. They band together ... See full summary »
Votes: 37,243 | Gross: $4.27M
When Willis finally finds Sammis
15. Starman (1984)
PG | 115 min | Romance, Sci-Fi
An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Votes: 36,328 | Gross: $28.70M
16. Vom Suchen und Finden der Liebe (2005)
107 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A comedy that proves everlasting love is a myth.
Venus' Song (because I was terribly lovesick that time, still reminds me of it. Great Film by the Way.)
17. La Strada (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.
18. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
When their relationship turns sour, a young couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Votes: 752,137 | Gross: $34.40M
Basically the whole second half of the movie ;-)
19. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Votes: 504,456 | Gross: $127.51M
When Benjamin visits Daisy the last time & Ending
20. P.S. I Love You (2007)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance
A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Votes: 182,437 | Gross: $53.70M
Cried through most of the Movie :-))
21. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.
Votes: 390,790 | Gross: $56.36M
"Hold me!" "I can't." :'-(
22. Finding Neverland (2004)
PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
Votes: 184,135 | Gross: $51.68M
23. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Votes: 312,077 | Gross: $435.11M
When E.T. gets sick and ending.
24. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
Audrey singing 'Moon River'
25. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
*no comment necessary*
26. What Dreams May Come (1998)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife.
Votes: 89,944 | Gross: $55.49M
When Chris realizes Albert's true self
27. The Color Purple (1985)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Votes: 66,589 | Gross: $98.47M
28. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.
Votes: 65,966 | Gross: $6.17M
When Tina reads her lover's letter & Ending
29. Love Actually (2003)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
Votes: 356,795 | Gross: $59.70M
"To me, you're perfect" - gets me every Time.
30. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
Votes: 979,670 | Gross: $96.07M
31. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,438,761 | Gross: $330.25M
When Forrest meets Jenny in Washington, "Is he smart?" and ending.
32. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 827,637 | Gross: $19.50M
33. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 489,773 | Gross: $57.60M
When Guido and Giosue are talking to Dora via the speakers in concentration camp, and the ending of course. So sad :-(
34. Big Fish (2003)
PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.
Votes: 373,747 | Gross: $66.26M
Funeral Scene when Will realizes that everything was true
35. Stand by Me (1986)
R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Votes: 305,887 | Gross: $52.29M
36. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 176,438 | Gross: $11.99M
Story about the young man who waited forever outside his love's window
37. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 781,113 | Gross: $293.51M
Scene with Cole and his mother in the car.
38. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
R | 134 min | Drama, Romance
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.
Votes: 281,025 | Gross: $83.04M
39. Atonement (2007)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Votes: 211,714 | Gross: $50.93M
40. The Fountain (2006)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.
Votes: 206,496 | Gross: $10.14M
41. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
R | 127 min | Biography, Drama
Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.
Votes: 137,828 | Gross: $28.87M
42. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 315,692 | Gross: $95.86M
"Oh Captain, my Captain!"
43. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 159,240 | Gross: $63.95M
Dancing Contest Scene at the end
44. Notting Hill (1999)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.
Votes: 225,206 | Gross: $116.09M
"After all... I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."
45. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 204,832 | Gross: $184.21M
Final Scene with Wind in his Hair
46. Philadelphia (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama
When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
Votes: 194,268 | Gross: $77.32M
"La Mama Morta" - Scene and Family Meeting at the End.
47. Goya's Ghosts (2006)
R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History
Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Votes: 26,655 | Gross: $1.00M
48. Titanic (1997)
PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Votes: 878,209 | Gross: $0.69M
49. Children of Men (2006)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Votes: 398,185 | Gross: $35.55M
Almost the whole movie. Especially the scenes when they play that great version of "Ruby Tuesday".
50. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.
Votes: 117,592 | Gross: $52.70M
Matthew's speech at the funeral.
51. The Fisher King (1991)
R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
Votes: 68,880 | Gross: $41.90M
Waltz Scene because it's so amazingly beautiful - and the scene in front of Lydias Door after their first date.